In many schools, today, they either have dress codes or uniforms. Do you feel that we should have to wear uniforms or have a dress code? Dress codes are sometimes overrated because it focuses more on what girls can wear than boys. It’s also teaching females that the way they dress is more important than their education. It is unfair to females, it is unfair to the parents, and it is also unfair to the teachers and staff of the school.
CLAIM: School dress codes shouldn’t be harsh on girls, and not on boys. Girl’s are more targeted because they have more things to get dress coded for, for instance, they have Tank tops, V-Neck Shirts, Shorts, Makeup, Dresses, Jeans, and much more for unecessary things that shouldn’t be dress coded. Guys have more freedom, they could only get dress coded for short shorts, and never wear short shorts. Guys don’t have much dress codes, but they do if they symbolize gangs on their shirts, or wear tank tops and that is pretty much all. I don’t think dress codes should be very harsh, and take away someone’s freedom.
Dress codes are what every teenager despises. Teens are always being told to "be yourself" but dress codes are preventing you from doing so. Most dress codes are extremely strict. If kids are being sent home for the wrong clothes, they're just missing out on valuable class time. This can also lead to why kids dress against the code.
Dress codes targeted at females have become too strict and unrealistic. Between the developmental stages, and clothing stores with the items/styles they sell, there is not much females can do about it. Plus, they’re always being compared to the kids in younger grades even though younger kids are much less mature. Why is that? A big part of why female dress codes have become unrealistic is that they are developing more, and that means that certain things will look better than others, or certain things may be “more acceptable” than others.
Thesis: Today, would like to present the two main perspectives I came across regarding whether or not dress codes should be enforced in schools and then open the floor for a short discussion. Introduction: There are many ideas, such as murder is bad and helping others is good, that are pretty much universally agreed upon.
A person’s way of dressing can usually express what they feel, especially in young adults. Other times it can be because of a religion or a background. It is the right of a school to make laws concerning the safety of their students, but “they must do so without violating the constitutional rights of students” (Reuters). In 1969 the very first dress code law was established by the US Supreme Court in the case known as Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District. Several high school students wore black armbands to school as a way of protesting against the Vietnam War.
Discriminatory school dress codes Have you ever been dress coded? If you’re a boy then probably not but if you’re a girl then most definitely. School dress codes teach us that until we are women we should be ashamed of our bodies for being distractions because, the punishment isn’t the same for everyone, they don’t dress code us for appropriate reasons, and most dress codes can establish discrimination as the norm. The punishment isn’t the same for all of us. When a boy clothes aren’t fitting the dress code they are given simple solutions while girls must go home or change.
Today in the United States, we honor our country for being “the land of the free,” but does everyone in the U.S. feel like they actually live in “the land of the free?” Compared to our past we have improved our prejudice mindset, but not nearly enough. The 19th amendment, allowing women to vote, leads us to believe women are equivalent to men. Students in history classes today, learn about how women gained equal rights as men in the 1920’s, but women are nowhere near close to being considered equivalent to the male gender. Feminist movements have exposed to the country how unfair women and young girls are treated.
School dress code changes as ages change. Elementary school dress code is antithetic compared to High school dress code. First, Elementary school limits to no hats and not tank tops. How does an eleven year old know what a “short-short” from a normal short? Next, Middle school, we are flooded with another wave of new dress code rules.
Sexism within High school Dress Codes Dress codes, they are there to keep students from being “distracted” from one another. But do these dress codes degrade women and encourage them to cover themselves up so that men can have a distraction free learning environment? Dress codes have existed for as long as anyone can remember, when i first entered elementary there was a new a foreign rule limiting what i could wear. Although the rule existed it wasn't enforced until later on in my school years. When i entered middle school the dress code was fully enforced.